Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” to the big screen

The fantasy novels have been optioned by Universal Studios in a seven-figure deal, with Red Eagle Entertainment producing the pictures. “The Wheel of Time” follows, among its dozens of characters, Rand al?Thor, the latest incarnation of a force for good called “The Dragon.” Rand is born to fight an evil character called Shai?tan. “Wheel of Time” books have sold 44 million copies worldwide and spawned a loyal following. The four most recent installments have reached No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Jordan died last year at 58, but the final book in the series is still set for publication in fall 2009, with fellow fantasy scribe Brandon Sanderson writing the novel?s conclusion from Jordan?s notes and tapes.? Having never read the books would fans be excited or filled with trepidation over this news?? [Variety]

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